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Silver Award Girl Scouts

When Girl Scout Cadettes focus on an issue they care about, learn the facts, and take action to make a difference, they gain the confidence and skills that will catapult them to lifelong success. This all adds up to the Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest honor a Cadette can achieve.

Girl Scout Silver Award pin
You can pursue your Girl Scout Silver Award if: 

You're in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade (or equivalent)


You're a registered Girl Scout Cadette 


You have completed a Cadette Journey

* Adults can review the Adult Guide to the Silver Award.


Silver Award Resources


Silver Award at a Glance

Girl Scout Silver Award Steps

Identify an issue you care about


Build your Girl Scout Silver Award team or decide to go solo


Explore your community


Pick your Silver Award project


Develop your project


Make a plan and put it into motion


Reflect, share your story, and celebrate

Silver Award Training

Watch (Part 1 and Part 2) or read this presentation to learn more about the Silver Award process. Training is not required, but highly encouraged!

Silver Award Official Guidelines

These guidelines are found in the Girls Guide to Girl Scouting and provide you with all the details you need to complete the steps of the Silver Award.

Keeping it all organized

Use the following resources to maintain an organized project:

Silver Award Proposal

Before submitting your proposal, you should thoroughly research your topic and contact experts. Form a project plan, but do not begin formal work on the project until after submitting the proposal and receiving committee approval.

Once your Silver Award proposal is submitted, you will be contacted to set up a Silver Award Committee presentation. 

Silver Award Final Report

Once your Silver Award Final Report is submitted, you will be contacted to set up a Silver Award Committee presentation. 

What to expect at a Committee Meeting

Your proposal meeting will take about 20 minutes total.  During the meeting, the committee will ask questions and make suggestions to help you be successful. You may also take the opportunity to ask them questions as well since the committee members are leaders in the community and many have earned Girl Scout Higher Awards.

For a proposal meeting, prepare the following:

  • 5-7 minute presentation about your project
    • For a proposal, plan to talk about your plan, how you came up with it, the research you have done, your goals and leadership responsibilities, and your plan for success.
    • For a final report, plan to talk about your success and challenges, how you grew as a leader, and the measurable and sustainable results of your project.
  • Visual aids such as a board, pictures, PowerPoint, map, video, etc (these are often helpful, but not required).
  • For a final report, also bring your Hour Log and Budget Worksheet.

At the end of your presentation, you will be told if your project is approved or if additional steps are needed.